Civilian Conservation Corps
Damage from Dust Storm in Oklahoma, 1936
Photo Galleries (4)
The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl(13 Photos)
In the 1930s, agricultural damage coupled with drought and windstorms, resulted in severe storms and destruction in the region that became known as the Dust Bowl.
New Deal Programs
New Deal Programs(14 Photos)
In the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched an ambitious series of social programs and legislation known as the "New Deal," designed to lift the United States out of the economic downturn of the Great Depression.
Soup Kitchens and Bread Lines
Soup Kitchens and Bread Lines(10 Photos)
As the United States slipped into the economic turmoil of the Great Depression, millions of Americans turned to soup kitchens and bread lines for their daily survival.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt(20 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
FDR: A Voice of Hope
FDR: A Voice of HopeVideo Clip (4:06)
Video Clip (4:06)
Elected in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was a reassuring presence for many Americans through the trials of the Great Depression.
Black BlizzardVideo Clip (2:56)
Video Clip (2:56)
On May 9th, 1934 a giant storm rose up out of the great plains. A menacing wall of soil and dust headed east across the land, thick enough to block out the sun.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New DealVideo Clip (1:54)
Video Clip (1:54)
How did President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal get the American economy back on track, and which components still have a major impact on today's society?
Hoover DamVideo Clip (4:09)
Video Clip (4:09)
Built during the Great Depression, Hoover Dam was a marvel of engineering and labor.
Brother, Can You Spare A Dime
Brother, Can You Spare A DimeVideo Clip (2:00)
Video Clip (2:00)
Allison Moorer sings the Great Depression anthem, "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime."
The New Deal
The New DealVideo Clip (2:08)
Video Clip (2:08)
President Franklin Roosevelt creates a series of programs designed to help America cope with, and recover from the Great Depression.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second Presidential Term
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second Presidential TermVideo Clip (1:31)
Video Clip (1:31)
After Franklin D. Roosevelt was reelected in one of the greatest landslides in American history, he had a surprisingly shaky second term.
Speeches & Audio (2)
FDR's Fireside Chat on the Drought and the Dust Bowl
FDR's Fireside Chat on the Drought and the Dust BowlAudio Clip (2:46)
Audio Clip (2:46)
On September 6, 1936, in one of his famous fireside chat radio broadcasts, President Franklin Roosevelt describes the conditions he observed firsthand on a tour of the many states devastated by drought.
Franklin Roosevelt Praises the Boy Scouts
Franklin Roosevelt Praises the Boy ScoutsAudio Clip (1:30)
Audio Clip (1:30)
In 1941, on the 31st anniversary of the incorporation of the Boy Scouts of America, President Roosevelt addresses the organization.
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